Education Roundup: DC Cheaters Sometimes Win?

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  • Meanwhile, Philadelphia Inquirer investigates violence in the The City of Brotherly Love’s school district; 4,541 assaults were recorded during the 2009-2010 school year alone (that’s 25 violent assaults a day). With video.
  • Naturally, Obama thinks standardized tests need to change. Not so naturally, one teacher made a catchy song about it. Chorus: “Test teacher/test teacher/ teaching to the test. Work on math and English and forget about the rest.”
  • Last, check out GOOD’s story on the California principal currently selling her entire collection of shoes to stave off the Golden State’s school lay-offs.